Forgive one another
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/13- “Bears, Bears And More Bears!” (Colossians 3:13)
Premise Question: Really now, have you ever considered what kind of Bear you are and which Bear bests describes the One others see in you, and therefore, they, of a necessity, must learn to deal and interact with, on an ongoing basis; so, is it a Forbearing and Forgiving Bear, a Cuddly Warm and Fuzzy Teddy Bear, or an Angry, Easily Offended, Unbearable, Irritatingly Annoying, Unsociable, Always Hiding, Growling, Prowling and Pouting, Brooding Bear?
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:13 NIV)
Be long suffering and enduringly patient with each other, always walking in forgiveness and release towards one another; allowing the same love that Christ Jesus has shown towards you and others to be your monitor, guide, gage and regulator when dealing with any hurts, complaints, unfair or unjust treatment you may have experienced, as well as, any grievance you may have against another. Release them! Release them! Release them! Do it immediately, always and forever, in the same way, manner and gracious fashion, that The LORD Jesus Christ has forgiven and released you. (Colossians 3:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, are urgently and specifically called to be righteous, good and affectionately loving, forbearing and forgiving, kind, considerate, full of patience, “Long-suffering Bears” with each other, who will choose to be the “Good News Bears” who will “Bear” all things, and will also be righteous “Fruit-bearing Bears.”
A “Bad News Bear” though, because of things that they may have experienced or gone through, over the course of their life, may become a wounded, disillusioned, depressed, “Hiding Bear,” with the attitude and disposition of a crazed, hurt, ready to bare its claws and maul with impunity, bad, onerous, with a horrible disposition, “Grim Grizzly Bear,” that’s always growling, prowling and pouting, a “Brooding Bear,” ever looking for someone or something to devour and destroy.
Dear LORD, help each of us to become forbearing, forgiving and enduringly patient with one another, “Bears,” and let us desire to be open and transparent with each other, in order to be part of the healing process that needs to take place; always remembering and being fully aware of how You were forbearing, forgiving and extremely patient, kind, considerate and long-suffering with each one of us!
So, just what kind of “Bear” are you perceived to be by others? Blessings…
PS: I hope you enjoyed the play on words, for there’s truth in them…
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